Hi! I’m Luke, a 24 year-old Christian who works as a developer/marketer. I love marketing, and have been working on becoming a better developer over the past few years. Here’s what I enjoy doing:
- Prototyping Apps (Ruby on Rails, HAML, Sass)
- Demand-driven feature building (find demand first, then build)
- Lean Marketing
What Interests Me
Personal Finance (Frugality, Saving), Investing (ETFs, diversification, long term bonds), Reading, Blogging, Soccer, Turning ideas into something that makes $$.
- Give back to students learning technology
- Build web applications that focus on social benefits (making $ is not the only goal)
- Work daily as a developer/marketer (in progress)
Get married to an awesome gal (done)
- Share what I learn with others (in progress)
Tried selling worms on the side of a dirt road. My first business idea – failed miserably.
Started a high school sports website in Maine called givemesports.org. Got a t-shirt sponsor, was on the evening news, and later shut down before going to college. Had 300 registered users, and nearly 20,000 pageviews in 8 months.
Spent junior and senior year of high school learning HTML & CSS. Placed 2nd & 3rd in the SkillsUSA Maine web design competition.
Started building websites for small businesses, primarily using WordPress and Joomla. Moved into social media, seo, and online advertising.
Won $3,000 in cash at the USM Business Plan competition with my brother. Pitched White Noise Video.
Started learning Ruby on Rails.
Won $5,000 cash + in-kind services at the UMaine Business Challenge. Pitched Aerialfly. Later found out that we need to wait for FAA laws to change regarding commercial use of drones.
Somehow got in the Chronicle of Higher Education
Started working at RainStorm.
Finished working at RainStorm.
Started/Finished working at Boundless.
Started working remotely at YesGraph.
Started working at Safari as a growth marketer.
Started working at Crystal.
Started compiling hiking gear reviews.